Aquatic & Riparian Habitat Restoration

Habitat Restoration Treatment

Integrated Resource Management offers a variety of  habitat restoration services to protect, restore and enhance degraded aquatic and riparian habitats.

With over two decades of experience the IRM team provides innovative, efficient and environmental conscious approaches to aquatic restoration using specialized equipment and techniques to protect these delicate ecosystems.

Our dedication to this effort is demonstrated through the completion of dozens of aquatic restoration projects and our participation with numerous aquatic habitat partnerships.

IRM can work closely with a variety of landowners to design, develop and implement Restoration Plans and prescriptions for several aquatic and riparian habitat types including:

  • Wetlands and ponds;
  • Estuaries and marshes; and
  • Riparian and streamsides

Noxious Weed Treatment

Noxious weeds pose a huge threat to the health of aquatic and riparian native habitats. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices such as hand removal, mechanical removal, herbicide application, bio-controls, fire and dense native planting.

IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

Due to the delicate nature of our PNW ecosystems and the realities of twenty-first century habitat management, IRM provides our clients with a full range of IPM services to meet the needs of the habitat and the customer.

Aquatic and Riparian Habitat and Noxious Weed Treatment Services:  

  • Intelli-Spray Herbicide Application: sensitive aquatic environments
  • Jet Boat Waterway Transport: restoration equipment, supplies, and crew
  • Riparian planting
  • Tracked ATV: low impact-surface to ground ratio
  • Backpack spraying
  • Hand pulling
  • Log placement: erosion control

For more information contact Habitat Restoration Coordinator Matt Mellenthin: or 541 929-3408.  Please visit our Projects: Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Restoration  page for examples of related projects completed by IRM.